The responsibiities of the novelist -- The true reward of the novelist -- The novel with a "purpose" -- Story-tellers vs. novelists -- The need of a literary conscience -- A neglected epic -- The frontier gone at last -- The great American novelist -- New York as a literary centre -- The American public and "popular" fiction -- Child stories for adults -- Newspaper criticisms and American fiction -- Novelists to order-while you wait -- The "nature" revival in literature -- The mechanicis of fiction -- Fiction writing as a business -- The "volunteer manuscript" -- Retail bookseller: literary dictator -- An American school of fiction? -- Novelists of the future -- A plea for romantic fiction -- A problem in fiction -- Why women should write the best novels -- Simplicity in art -- Salt and sincerity -- Bibliography, essays, articles, letters -- Short stories -- Poems published -- Books published
McElrath, J.F. Norris
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